Qatar Shell awarded a contract to Chiyoda Almana Engineering to conduct engineering and project management services at the Pearl Gas-to-Liquids plant in Ras Laffan.
Chiyoda Almana Engineering is a 51: 49 joint venture between Qatar’s Almana Trading and Chiyoda Corporation.
The contract covers Front End Engineering and Design (FEED) and Engineering, Procurement, and Construction Management (EPCM) activities for brown field projects designed to deliver asset integrity, growth and development projects.
This is a strategic contract supporting Qatar Shell’s delivery of planned engineering works while leveraging locally available capabilities in the country.
Qatar Shell chairman and managing director Wael Sawan said: “I am pleased with our ability to leverage capabilities available in the local market to support our mega projects in Qatar. Chiyoda Almana has the advantage of joining global capability with local knowledge and expertise.
“This contract clearly demonstrates our continued commitment to create opportunities within the local market to help the growth of service provision sector in Qatar. This is in line with our commitment to support the social and economic pillars of the Qatar national vision 2030.”
Chiyoda Almana Engineering chairman, Madoka Koda said: “I am proud and honoured to receive the award of this contract from Qatar Shell, which builds on our local capability and experience to deliver high quality brownfield engineering and project management services to our valued clients in Qatar. We look forward to working with Qatar Shell on this prestigious contract in ensuring the integrity and longevity of the World’s largest GTL Plant.”
Saud Almana, vice-chairman and CEO of Almana Group and board member of Chiyoda Almana Engineering said: “The award of this important long term contract by Qatar Shell to Chiyoda Almana Engineering is an important step and affirmation that local Qatari Companies can play a major role in the engineering and development of national hydrocarbon assets required to achieve Qatar National Vision 2030.”
This contract allows Qatar Shell to integrate its projects and technology capabilities in identifying value realisation and creation opportunities for Pearl GTL with Chiyoda Almana’s local detailed engineering and brown field projects capabilities.
Qatar Shell has championed local content as part of its integrated business model in the country, in order to enhance partnership with local entities, leverage local capabilities to support ongoing operations and increase the number of local businesses acting as contracted suppliers for these operations.
Qatar Shell partnered with Gulf Drilling International (GDI) on the Al Khor jack-up drilling rig project, resulting in huge improvements in their performance putting the rig amongst the best performing drilling rigs in the global Shell fleet.
Also in December 2012, Qatar Shell and Venture Gulf Engineering (VGA) signed an agreement to add Qatar Vinyl Company Ltd. (QVC) as a local manufacturer and supplier of hydrochloric acid (HCL) to the Pearl GTL plant, where it is used in the water treatment process.
Earlier in 2013, Qatar Shell signed an agreement with Qatar Development Bank to provide local companies and manufacturers access to new business opportunities. In May 2013, Qatar Shell unveiled specific new supply chain business opportunities for local companies.
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